Fulham - Hodgson on Last Night!
I`m putting last night down as just one of those nights.
Perhaps, subconsciously, the players were thinking of Saturday and the epic FA Cup Quarter-Final with Manchester United. Nevertheless, the refusal of the blatant penalty claim when Bobby Zamora was fouled by Kevin Kilbane still rankles this morning.
There`s no doubt a penalty, at that stage of the game, would probably have altered the outlook dramatically. After the game, Roy spoke about that matter and also how he perceived the game went commenting,
"I`d rather have answered that question if we had won the game."
"But now we`ve lost I think I`ll let other people decide whether it`s a penalty or not."
"This is the ultimate football nightmare that you have to live through. I felt hard done by."
"We broke them down sufficiently to score a goal. Their keeper certainly made very good saves and they had goal line clearances."
"To lose in the 92nd minute is very hard to take but it happens all the time in football."
It`s all part of attending the school of hard knocks that Roy has witnessed, first hand on many occasions. The secret is to not get all bitter and twisted!
But it still rankles!